By learning how to fly, Pikachu overcame its weakness to Fighting Pokémon.
そらをとぶ ことに よって みずからの じゃくてんを こくふくした ピカチュウだ。
In Japan, this card was available as an insert with the November 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comic. The English version of the card was released through the Pokémon League in August 2001. The card was also released with slightly different artwork in Japan as a special card through All Nippon Airways in 1998. Passengers flying in conjunction with the "Pokémon Getaways" campaign could redeem their boarding passes for a two-card set that included Flying Pikachu and Dragonite. This variant card has an airplane added to the artwork, and was never released in English. The original print was later reprinted as a retro card in the Rising Rivals expansion, previously reprinted in the Japanese Bonds to the End of Time expansion.